I recently booked a venue that I'm in love with-- it's an old Victorian house, and the space for the reception is actually an old cellar downstairs. I really like the space-- it's got a ton of character with wooden beams and old white-washed brick, but it's divided into a few different rooms, and on top of that, it doesn't have enough space to comfortably seat everyone. I thought it would be fine to have tables outside as well so that guests could take their pick of where they'd like to sit, but now, the more I think about it, I feel like everything is going to be so chaotic. The food will be served buffet-style indoors, and I'm really worried about the flow of traffic in such a small space. Also, my family is really against assigned seating, but it seems like assigned seats could lessen the amount of chaos/people standing around in everyone's way. I just don't really know how to organize this. I would prefer assigned seating and calling people to get food one at a time, but I don't want to have to make the choice of who sits inside and who sits outside (not that one would necessarily be nicer than the other-- the outside seating would be on the front lawn of the house under huge oak trees and with tons of string lights). I also am not sure how to go about things like the cake-cutting if all of the rooms downstairs are relatively small. Has anyone been to a wedding like this? What should I do/not do?